How did you first get into Kundalini Yoga?
Gurmukh: Almost 50 years ago, a remarkable friend, an Angel, brought me to my first yoga class; and that was it.

What inspired you to become a Kundalini Yoga teacher and what keeps your passion for teaching going?
Gurmukh: Way back then I wouldn’t have called it “inspired.” That just seemed to be the next step. Watching people change and become happier, healthier, and more purposeful keeps me going.

Why do you like teaching at Sat Nam Fest?
Gurmukh: Sat Nam Fest and our 3HO Summer Solstice Sadhana Celebration are my most favorite places to teach. The heart is in front of the profit. I enjoy when there are not any drugs and alcohol, which feels pure and right.

What about the Kundalini Yoga community feels special to you?
Gurmukh: The practice of Kundalini Yoga brings the conscious awareness in a human being sincerely to want to serve and to help the world.

What is your favorite aspect of Sat Nam Fest?
Gurmukh: Everything from Sadhana through the whole day to the Concerts at night. I wish Sat Nam Fest would never end. I would love to live in the Sat Nam Fest environment, which is like a big wonderful Ashram.

What are some of your hobbies?
Gurmukh: My hobby is living every day in surprise and gratefulness for what Life presents.

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What are tools you use to help manage stress?
Gurmukh: Every morning, waking up and saying, “How may I serve today?”; Sadhana, a strong yoga practice, walking outdoors, and eating organic fruits and vegetables.

What inspires what you will teach at Sat Nam Fest?
Gurmukh: Contemplating the pulse of who is present that day in class, what they need, and how the Teachings may serve them.

Do you have a favorite mantra, yoga set or kriya?
Gurmukh: Mera Man Lochai by Sat Hari from Europe.

Gurmukh: Praying everyone is fortunate to join us to be part of this most special Festival in the whole world.